Most of us, particularly those who love and care deeply about our Jewish friends, have been deeply impacted by the heinous massacre that took place in a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday. Some have asked me, “What can I do?”
Carefully, I have vetted ways that would most impact our Jewish friends. Obviously, reaching out with the love of Yeshua (Jesus) is in order. So, I reached out to organizations I highly respect to ascertain how best to minister to our Jewish friends in Pittsburgh. Here are two ways to show our love and support.
From Jews for Jesus:
If you are still wondering whether or not to do anything, I want to reach out and encourage you to stand with the Jewish people in some tangible way. In times past, when the Jewish people have been under assault, some of God’s people stood up and made their love and concern known, while others remained silent. We pray that the Church will rally in large numbers to show Christ’s care for the Jewish people at this time. May churches everywhere rise to this occasion.
We are to mourn with those who mourn and weep with those who weep. At this time of sorrow in the Jewish community, your sensitivity and demonstration of shared grief means more than you may know. Local Jewish community leaders in your area, as well as in those in the Pittsburgh area, will be glad to receive affirmations of Christian love for the Jewish people during this time of sorrow. A letter, a phone call, or a statement on your church’s webpage are just some ways this can be done.
The US Branch of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem has launched a “Tree of Life Recovery Fund,” in which 100% of donations will go assist victims’ families and restore the synagogue where the massacre occurred. DONATE HERE to support that cause.
Of course, prayer is important…and I trust you are doing that. But a tangible action, whether an encouraging word or a financial gift, demonstrates our care and concern. I hope you will join me in whatever way possible to share the love of the Jewish Messiah with the Jewish people of Pittsburgh. Will you take a moment today to take action?
Have a great day!